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  • Andrew Charney

    Andrew Charney died peacefully at his home in Southbury, Monday, December 30, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Doris Wildman Charney for 69 years. He was born in Monroe, August 1, 1921, son of Michael and Veronica Lasko Charney...

  • Eric Oscar Person

    Eric Oscar Person, 95, a longtime resident of Fairfield, died December 22, in Beacon Fall, Conn. He was born in Bridgeport to Oscar and Anna Person, and was raised in Newtown on the family farm, located on Currituck Road.

  • Dolores Ann Stafko

    Dolores Ann (D’Amico) Stafko, 73, of Sandy Hook, beloved wife of Philip D. Stafko, died at Danbury Hospital, December 22, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after a brave battle with cancer. She was born December 31, 1939, in Bridgeport, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Bessie (Ginolfi) D’Amico.

  • Peter Aliapoulios

    Peter Aliapoulios, 61, of Redding, died Christmas morning, December 25, with his family by his side, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was born in Manchester, N.H., July 14, 1952, to Alexander and Constance Aliapoulios.

  • Frank Edson Furze, Jr

    Frank Edson Furze, Jr, 92, of Newtown, died December 29, at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Detroit, Mich. to Frank Furze, Sr and Madeline (Serrell) Edson Furze, and was a longtime Newtown resident.

  • Ruth J. Hart

    Ruth J. Hart, 82, of Southbury, died peacefully, December 26, at Danbury Hospital, after battling month-long health complications. She was born May 31, 1931, in Yonkers, New York.

  • Augusto Saviano

    Augusto Saviano, 90, of Pietramelara Caserta, Italy, formerly of Bridgeport, died December 30. Mr Saviano was the beloved husband of Wanda Santagata Saviano.

  • George Samoskevich

    George Samoskevich, 84, of Trumbull, died December 19, at St Vincent’s Medical Center. He was born in Bridgeport, the son of Nick and Veronica Samoskevich.

  • Frederick A. Crouch

    Frederick A. Crouch, 67, died peacefully December 23, following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Mary Dougherty Crouch. Born in Rosenheim, Germany, September 20, 1946, he was the son of Anna Crouch and the late Dave Crouch.Mr Crouch was raised in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown.

  • Dolores Stafko

    Dolores Ann (D’Amico) Stafko, 73, beloved wife of Philip D. Stafko of Sandy Hook, died on December 22 at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after a brave battle with cancer. She was born on December 31, 1939, in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Bessie (Ginolfi) and Michael D’Amico. In addition to her husband of 53 years, she is survived by her two cherished children, Sharon (Stafko) Carter, and her husband Jeff, of Hopkinton, Mass., and Daniel Stafko, and his wife Karen, of Southington. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, siblings Mary (D’Amico) Piccuillo of Trumbull and Peter D’Amico of Shelton, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown, on Tuesday, December 31, at 10 am.